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CPRIT’s Panel Discussion on “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies”

William Rice, Chair of the CPRIT Oversight Committee, moderates a discussion about cancer, with Dr. Greg Aune, Dr. Emil Freireich, Dr. Margaret Kripke, and Dr. Debra Patt, following a screening of Ken Burns’s “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”

Providing Breast Cancer Screenings For Those In Need

Dorothy Gibbons, CEO of The Rose, explains how CPRIT funding helps support such efforts as their Mobile Mammography Outreach program, which has provided services to thousands of women in 24 Texas counties.

CPRIT: Moving Forward

Dr. Margaret Kripke, CPRIT’s chief scientific officer, delivered the keynote address at TAMEST’s 12th annual conference in Austin on January 22, 2015.

Simon Lee, PhD

Simon Lee talks about the importance of providing breast cancer screenings to women in 17 rural Texas counties. CPRIT funding supports his prevention project at UT Southwestern/Moncrief Cancer Institute.

Immunotherapy vs. Cancer

With a research grant from CPRIT, Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Gottschalk is enlisting the power of the human body’s immune system to attack cancer.

Targeting Lung Cancer

Lung cancer should be very scared. Dr. Sandra Hofmann of UT Southwestern Medical Center is out to get it, with help from a CPRIT Research award.

Colonoscopy services in Brazos Valley

Dr. David McClellan of TAMUHSC discusses his Prevention project that trains family medicine residents to provide colonoscopy services in the Brazos Valley Region.

The Role of Hormone Receptors

Dr. John Minna at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center discusses his CPRIT MIRA grant that involves studying the role of hormone receptors and oncogenes in lung cancers as targets for personalized 

Reaching Underserved Communities

Through a CPRIT Prevention award, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is bringing genetic counseling and testing services to areas of Texas never before reached.  

Improving Access to New Therapies

With a CPRIT Research award, Texas Tech University Health Science Center at El Paso is helping patients access cutting-edge clinical trials. 

Reducing Health Disparities

Cancer is the leading cause of death for Asian Americans. With a prevention grant from CPRIT, Light & Salt Association is working to equip communities with education and access to screening that can save lives.

Assessing Risk Factors

With a research grant from CPRIT, scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are studying risk factors associated with increased liver cancer rates in South Texas.

Helping Patients Overcome Fears

Through a CPRIT Prevention award, health educators at Centro San Vicente of El Paso are empowering patients to take charge of their cancer screening needs.

Patrick Ryan Potts, PhD

Motivated by his experience as a pediatric brain tumor survivor, CPRIT Scholar Dr. Ryan Potts studies the biochemical and molecular mechanisms behind cancer cell formation.

AYA Cancer Survivors

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors participating in Seton Healthcare Family's ACCESS-AYA grant from CPRIT. The grant educates survivors and providers about the unique needs of AYAs.


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